Sunday, October 10, 2010

10/10/10 Global Work Party Message for Governments

The message reverberating from the Global Work Party is that people around the world are taking action on climate change and demanding that their governments join them.

"We need to figure out a way to get our politicians to work," founder Bill McKibben told the LA Times in a phone interview. "We figured one way would be to get to work ourselves, to kind of provide the model, and so all over the world people will be doing very useful things in their community."

According to McKibben, the movement needs to race ahead more quickly than the crisis itself -- and pull the politicians along with them.

Citizens are driving solutions to climate change within their own communities, and encouraging political leaders to get to work themselves.

By demonstrating a willingness to take action, the Global Work Party issued a challenge to world leaders. Wherever they are and however they get involved, people around the world are demanding that governments sign treaties, pass legislation and enact regulations that meaningfully address climate change.

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